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What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Nonetheless, just a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single disk storage device for all users, does not convert any given hosting vendor into a real cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of hosting corporations can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, online portals, e-mail addresses, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying merely remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or maybe a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting packages provider:



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS just shows that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps several brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will spring up out of nowhere.

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